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I have a 2007 BMW E83 over 3,000 miles on my Nokian Ones and live in Seattle, WA. I am incredibly pleased with them.
I’ve read a few reviews about noise but have not had that issue. They are very quiet with one exception, and was right after I bought them. There was stretch of road that had extremely worn pavement, and a large pebbled surface. They were very noisy the first time I drove on that surface but subsequent drives have been quieter, though a bit louder than regular asphalt, which is barely noticeable.
The Nokians replaced the Kelly tires I had on it and they were ok and far louder, though decent 7/10.
The handing has been great in dry and wet even with spirited driving, and am looking forward to seeing how they perform in snow. I also find them very responsive to my input. My previous tires (Kelly) were just ok in that they didn’t feel as firmly planted on the ground, it sounds odd since they of course make contact, but they just felt meh.
My one question is wear, which I won’t be able to determine until the 80 percent wears down. At this time though it looks like they will wear great. If they perform good/great in the snow they would be a definite buy if I had a second car, or need new ones (hopefully after 70,000 miles) and are still available, though it’s likely a newer version will be available by then. I’ll update after I’ve driven in the snow and when the rains starts, which is about now after a very dry summer in Seattle.